- Sep 1 - Jordan seeks 100,000 MT of wheat for Nov-Dec on retender

- Aug 27 - Egypt's GASC seeks cargos of 55-60 TMT of optional origin wheat for October 1-10 shipments

- Aug 26 - Tunisia bought 75,000 MT of optional origin soft wheat and 125,000 MT of optional origin durum wheat

- South Korea's MFG bought 60,000 MT of optional origin feed wheat for January

- Iranian Deputy Ag Minister says the country will not import any more wheat until March 2016 due to a big domestic crop. Iran's Ag Min has bought 7.8 MMT of local wheat so far, with overall purchases expected to surpass 8 MMT. Moreover, they have carryover stocks sufficient for 6 months

- Australia's largest wheat producing region is likely to receive ample rains during a crucial yield-setting stage, Australia's weather bureau said, potentially offsetting any damage from an intensifying El Nino weather event

- Australian traders starting to talk about production of 25-26 MMT of wheat vs. ABARES's June forecast of 23.6 MMT, after recent beneficial rains

- Oil World said heavy rainfall in Argentina since the start of August may cause significant damage to developing wheat crop

- Oil World estimates Argentina grain and oilseed area at a six year low

- Some analysts forecast Argentina's 2015 wheat crop at 8-9 MMT vs. 12.8 MMT in 2014

- Russia's President Vladimir Putin said Russia plans to increase wheat supplies to Egypt. According to Putin, Russia sold 4 MMT of grains to Egypt last year, covering 40% of Egypt's needs

- Senalia, France's largest grain silo operator, has suspended all ship loading and barge unloading at Rouen port because of a strike at a cargo-handling firm

- CEC in its first forecast expected of S. Africa's 2015 wheat crop at 1.691 MMT vs. 1.75 MMT in 2014

- Canada harvested about 15% wheat crop and about 5% of canola


- South Korea's Kocopia bought 55,000 MT of corn from the US or South America at 193 $/mt c&f for December and passes on second cargo

- Aug 26 - Tunisia passed on tender to buy 100,000 MT of feed barley

- Aug 26 - Jordan passed on tender to buy 100,000 MT of feed barley for December

- US Ethanol production for the week ended August 21 fell by 13,000 barrels to 952,000 barrels per day, it is up 4.3% from last year's level. Stocks increased by 67,000 barrels to 18.628 million barrels and up vs. 17.317 million barrels a year ago

- USDA projects US farm incomes down 36% in 2015 to $58.3 billion from 2014 ($91.1 billion) and down by half from two years ago record of $123.7 billion

- Indonesia said to be accepting old contracts for corn import

- There are talks of EU wheat moving into European ethanol plants to replace higher priced corn

- CEC raised its estimate of S. Africa's 2015 corn crop at 9.839 MMT unchanged from previous forecast of 9.755 MMT and vs. 14.25 MMT in 2014

- CEC left its estimate of S. Africa's 2015 sorghum crop at 114,700 MT, unchanged from previous forecast and vs. 265,000 MT in 2014

- Monsanto Co. said it is walking away from efforts to acquire Syngenta AG after Syngenta rejected a last offer


- CEC left its estimate of S. Africa's 2015 soybean crop at 1.042 MMT, unchanged from previous forecast and vs. 948,000 MT in 2014

- CEC left its estimate of S. Africa's 2015 sunflower crop at 656,800 MT, unchanged from previous forecast and vs. 832,000 MT in 2014